Kevin Joseph Morris, age 63, of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away on Monday, January 9, 2023.  Proceeding him in death were his parents Jack and Pauline Morris and brothers Tim and Danny.  He is survived by daughter Kelly (Chris); sons Patrick and Ryan; and grandson Lincoln.  He also leaves behind siblings John (Katy), Kathy Lay (Craig), Paula Lorino (Rich), Nancy Corkill, Ed (Annette), Bill (Kristi), sister-in-law Kathy Morris, many nieces and nephews, and stepmother Sue.  A rosary will be held on Wednesday, January 18, at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 14 West 75th Street, Kansas City, MO 64114 from 5:30 – 6:00 pm with a visitation following from 6:00-7:30 pm.  A private mass of Christian burial will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to YMCA Challenger program (https://kansascityymca.org/programs/adaptive-challenger/donate).

Kevin was born June 13, 1959, in Kansas City, Missouri.  Born into an Irish Catholic family, he was Jack and Pauline’s third out of nine children.  Kevin attended Visitation Catholic School and graduated from Southwest High School.

Kevin started printing at a young age with his father.  He used the skills and trade he learned from Jack, to pursue a career in printing.  He worked for Quebecor Eagle for almost 20 years becoming a press manager until the company stopped production.  He continued in the printing trade and eventually started a business with his brother Ed.  His current job was at Plastic Packaging Technologies where he told his family he worked with great people and made some lifelong friends.

Kevin always loved spending time with family and friends.  For 20 plus years, he had season tickets to Chiefs games. Kevin and his friends remodeled an old bus to use for tailgating and to transport everyone to and from the games.  He always had a passion for sports.  Not only did enjoy playing them, he also loved coaching his kids, extended family and others as well.

Kevin enjoyed spending time at Lake Viking.  End of days at the lake were spent with laughter, good conversation and live music.  He took that love of music and learned how to play the Bòdhran.  Thrilled with the opportunity to play with his brothers in a band, nothing made him happier than doing something he loved while having fun and putting a smile on others faces.  One of his biggest fans was his grandson, who he adored, and lovingly taught what a “knuckle sandwich” was.  His humor, laughter and love for life will be missed by all.

 

 

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